Microsoft has thrown it’s hat into the Tablet arena and it packs a great punch. Running Windows RT operating system you get the best of both worlds. The power of a laptop packaged in the flexibility of a Tablet.
Turn on the Surface and you enter a familiar Windows world . From the Windows RT experience which is a ‘modern’ tile-based UI and clean-looking touch-friendly Windows Store apps, right down to the Windows desktop minus the Start button you will feel right at home. Of course, the rear kickstand is an iconic part of Surface. It’s also made of metal, and does a good job of propping up your tablet to an angle of 22 degrees – even when on your lap. The Microsoft Surface offers plenty of storage, 32Gb—64Gb and even a Micro SDSX port hidden under the kickstand, which enables you to boost storage by another 64GB. That makes Surface a great deal when you consider that you can get nearly 100GB of storage for the same price as the 16GB iPad. That’s also not including the USB port for connecting USB storage, as well as traditional Windows peripherals. Being able to plug in a memory stick in is especially refreshing, and makes Surface a genuine alternative to the iPad. Of course, one of the headline features is the Touch Cover, the clip-on keyboard that enables you to use your Surface as either a tablet or laptop. What’s more, it features a multi-touch trackpad, should you want to use a mouse while in the traditional Windows interface.
What is the appeal of the Surface RT ? Well it’s light, silent, it can run happily for a whole day without getting warm, and the hardware is great. It offers a fun, full-screen Web browsing experience and it’s responsive as a simple gaming platform. It can be used as a music and video player. Perhaps most importantly, it can be used effectively to create and edit documents in addition to being a media consumption device and Web browser.